Sunday, September 20, 2009
Malabar Rd. Guard Tower Gets A Lighted Message
Have you seen the hideous sign that now sits on top of the guard tower on Malabar Road at the Malabar Cove Apartments. It blinks on and off a bright green and red telling us they have a move in special. The thing is visible from a couple of miles away and from the space station. Who approved this Sign down at the city . I mean you need a permit in Palm Bay to take a crap, so somebody had to give the green light to the big blinking "green light". Palm Bay is well known for sucking every penny they can squeeze out of you for building permits. Then some half assed inspector who couldn't find a 2 x 4 in Home Depot or his own dick with a map and a search light comes out and "inspects" the job giving it the City Seal approval. Have you ever seen the inspections they give to new roofs. The inspectors are not allowed to go on the roof or stand on a ladder of any kind for fear that they might hurt themselves and sue the City. So they stand on the ground and look up at the roof some times with binoculars and say "yup there are some shingles up there" they do not inspect shit. All they care about is separating you from more of your hard earned money. It would be a different story if they inspected the work and made sure it met their code. But they don't. On the other hand if you put up a fence which does require a permit you have to submit paper work like drawings surveys and the inspector is out there with a freaking micrometer measuring away like peoples lives depend on it.
So back to the sign. Whats up with this thing? Doesn't it seem just a slight bit out of place? Never mind it sits on a guard tower 40 feet in the air. Is Malabar Road going to look like the Las Vegas strip soon. Is that what the City zoning board is shooting for? Should Madalyn Landings get one up in the air too. It can Flash Low income housing move in flash flash Drugs for Sale flash flash.
It looks like a sign from some cheap motel blinking vacancy and no vacancy except it appears that all the bulbs are burning bright on this thing. If you stare at it too long the image will be burned into your retinas the damn thing is so bright. Its like the sign behind the stage at a KISS Concert. You go home and for days the word Kiss is burned into your vision.
The City has this thing about signs. If you have a garage sale they have the dude in the big city truck driving all over, probably on over time yanking the signs up and trashing them. Yet the City has these big Ugly signs stuck in the Median strips advertising "whatever is going on" each month. They also have those beauties that hang from the poles all the way down Malabar Road telling us what a great place Palm Bay is. Like we did not know it. Then of course we had the whole town plastered with signs telling us to Vote Yes! last May for the big tax increase for roads and the economic development that failed because most of the Town is finally onto you guys in City Hall. So whats next bill boards down Emerson?